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State Grants for Maryland Students

Live or planning to go to school in Maryland? The state has a few different programs and grants available for its students! Here are some Maryland college grants you may want to consider applying to, plus additional information on financial aid programs in the state. Maryland College Grants 1. Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant The Guaranteed …
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All About the Facebook Scholarship

Scholarship alert! College Raptor is excited to announce the Facebook scholarship to help learners in the Black community to succeed no matter where they are in life. We are excited to share this scholarship because it’s not just for college students, it’s for those who are looking to further their careers, find a career, or …
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16 Best On Campus Jobs

If you were accepted for a federal work-study program as part of your financial aid or are looking to make money between courses, you may be curious about what type of jobs are available to you on campus. Each college is different when it comes to what they offer, but it’s entirely possible to apply …
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How to Stop Student Loan Tax Garnishment

Maybe you’re in the application planning stage or the waiting-to-hear stage or you’ve been accepted to college! (Congratulations!) Now the big question is: How are you going to pay for it?  In any situation when you want to buy something, you have to pay for it. Going to college certainly is no different. You have …
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What You Should Know About Biden’s New Student Loan Plan

On January 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) proposed a revised pay as you earn repayment plan. This was prompted by the temporary pause on President Biden’s student loan forgiveness. The proposed plan is the Education Department’s latest attempt to make student loan repayments more affordable. If it comes through, it would reduce …
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What is the Biden v Nebraska Student Loan Lawsuit?

Former college students and graduates all over the country are waiting to hear back about student loan forgiveness. While some have even received approvals for their applications, they may not see the money soon. The Biden v Nebraska student loan lawsuit has put things to a halt for the time being. But what is this …
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Q&A: What If Your Parents Refuse to Help with the FAFSA?

If you are under the age of 24, in almost all cases, you need your parents to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, some students have situations that prevent them from having access to their parent’s financial information or the parents refuse to hand over the information for one reason or …
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Q&A: Can You Switch Lenders Before Closing?

Many borrowers have problems with their lender’s customer service or lack of it during the loan term. It’s not uncommon for them to ask ‘Can you switch lenders before closing your student loans?’ The answer to this question is yes you can switch loan servicers/lenders before closing either federal or private student loans. But there …